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· October, 2012

Stories about Youth from October, 2012

11 October 2012

Costa Rica: Students Protest Veto of ‘Photocopying Law’

Thousands of students participated in a march in San José on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, protesting for their right to photocopy textbooks for educational purposes. The unrest was caused by...

8 October 2012

Swaziland: The Princess show-stopper ‘virginity dance’

Colombia: The Conflicting Relationship With ‘The Public’

Kenya: Money Can Buy Us Declare ‘Campus Divas for Rich Men’

‘Campus Divas For Rich Men’ is a Facebook page dedicated to hooking up female Kenyan university students under the age of 26 with rich men of any age. This bold...

China: Student Throws Shoe to Defend Free Speech

A student from Hainan University threw his shoe recently at Maoist commentator, Sima Nan, to protest against the absence of free speech in China. Watch the video of the incident...

5 October 2012

Dominican Republic: Proposal to Toughen Sentences for Minors

The House of Representatives has approved a controversial bill to increase the maximum sentences for minors who commit crimes. Although some support the measure, believing it will decrease the delinquency...

3 October 2012

Spain: Ryanair (aka Adventures in Flying)

Ryanair, the low-cost, no-luxury Irish airline is coming under fire once again. This time for the various incidents that have occurred in Spain and other countries in the last few...

Tajikistan: Costly Conscription

2 October 2012

Brazil: Sany Kalapalo – Young, Indigenous and a Xingu Activist

Sany Kalapalo, a young indigenous from the Xingu region, is only 22 years old and is one of the more active voices against the construction of Belo Monte hydroelectric powerplant,...

Hong Kong: National Education Scrapped but Tensions Continue

The Hong Kong government's controversial plan to introduce a moral and national education curriculum (hereafter national education) in elementary schools has finally been scrapped after rigorous citizen protests - including...

South Korean Voters Call for Longer Poll Hours

With less than three months left until the presidential election, young South Korean voters are calling for longer poll hours, clashing with the ruling conservative party. The South Korean poll...

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